Last week I was in Churchill for the first week of the Polar Bears International® (PBI) Tundra Connections webcasts. This week, Kyle Schutt, who works closely on our STEM programs like Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, is on Tundra Buggy One moderating the webcasts with a fantastic group of scientists. This week the focus of the
The Polar Bears International® Tundra Connections webcasts start today. Join us to learn from leading scientists while polar bears roam around outside. To support your discussions about these webcasts, Patti Duncan has put together an amazing wiki with lessons (K-12) that correspond to the webcasts. Check it out at: http://depbitundraconnections.wikispaces.com See you later today! WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
I had the privilege of spending the day in Miami with 70+ members of the district’s leadership team. Curriculum specialists, instructional coaches, classroom teachers, and more dived right in to a discussion about what they want to see for their students. I thought it would be fun (and funny) to share the products they developed
How are you using Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK with your students? We want to know. More importantly, your colleagues want to know! Share your awesomeness with us by submitting a lesson presentation, and we’ll say thanks by sending you a stylish Discovery Education Science TECHBOOK lab coat. Here’s the Challenge Create a lesson plan presentation
Saturday, November 3 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Samsel Upper Elementary School Sayreville, NJ Register at: http://beyondthetextbooknj.eventbrite.com Join the Discovery Education team for a free professional development workshop to help you go “Beyond the Textbook” with your instructional practices. Attendees will cycle through a series of workshops that provide practical strategies you can use in your
Are you interested in taking your students to the tundra to observe polar bears? Is that slightly out of your field trip budget? Well, no worries. We have once again joined forces with our friends at Polar Bears International® (PBI) to bring four incredible virtual field trips live to your desktop. Through PBI’s Tundra Connections® you’re invited
From interactive science journals to the writing prompt builder to core interactive text, here are some simple and effective strategies for getting your students to act like real scientists as they record data from a variety of “text” and synthesize the information. You can download the presentation here.
There was a great article today on eSchool News about Albuquerque Public Schools’ transition from textbooks to the Discovery Education TECHBOOK. Definitely worth a read – Albuquerque schools embrace ‘techbooks’ instead of textbooks. The article talked about some of the many benefits of this digital transition and also provided perspective from some educators about the challenges